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Fresh Cooked Balmain Bugs per kg

Original price $59.00 - Original price $59.00
Original price $59.00
$59.00
$59.00 - $59.00
Current price $59.00

Balmain bugs fall under the bugs category. Bugs (also called slipper lobsters, flathead lobsters, reef lobsters) are flat lobster-like animals with flat antennaes. They are usually found on mud and sandy substrates on the sea floor.

In Australia, we have 2 types of bugs - Moreton Bay bugs and Balmain bugs. They share very similar appearance with some minor features which can be used to distinguish them.  Balmain bugs are predominantly found along the NSW east coast. Both bugs are caught as a bycatch from trawling.

These delicious Australian bugs have a flat carapace and the part which we eat is the meat on the tail as there is no meat in the head section. The meat has a medium, sweet and rich flavour. Separate the meat from the shells by either splitting the bug lengthwise or cutting down either side of the tail with kitchen scissors to keep the meat in one piece. Peel the underside of the tailback and remove meat. Do not recook it, Thaw it and serve it chilled with a dipping sauce or in salads.

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Our Balmain bugs come:

  • Cooked
  • Fresh
  • Shell-on
  • Sold per kg
  • Product of Australia